The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has quashed rumours making the rounds that he has intentions to run for the 2023 Presidential elections, even as he described such rumours as ‘beer parlour’ talks.
Lawan made this known on Friday in Abuja, via his Special Adviser on Media, saying that he will not be distracted such a ‘false report,’ adding that it was too early for anybody to be talking about 2023, at a time when every well meaning person should be concerned about handling the horde of challenges that face the country at the moment.
The Statement read, “The attention of the office of the President of the Senate has been drawn to a rather puerile media report that the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, is making plans to run for president in 2023. The report was first published by the Daily Independent newspaper of Friday, 17th July, 2020 and reproduced later by the Sahara Reporters.”
“It is easy to see that the report emanated from the sort of practice that drags the noble profession of journalism to the gutters as it only dresses up the lazy fantasy of its unimaginative authors as a fact.”
“We will like to stress that the Senate President’s preoccupation is with advancing the agenda of the Ninth National Assembly to focus governance on the pursuit of the best interests of the Nigerian people and to support President Buhari in delivering his promises to Nigerians.”
“The Senate President does not suffer such needless distractions as imputed by the false report under reference. He believes that it is premature for anybody to be talking now about 2023 when all hands should be on deck against the myriad of challenges that faces our nation in this period.”
“We advise the idle pseudo-journalists to look for other engagements and stop bastardising this noble profession.”